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[8 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
Santa Barbara Triathlon Race Report

I had a feeling that I would pull some good learning lessons out of the Santa Barbara Triathlon this year because it was a unique time for me between some training and racing.  One of the things I am always looking for is a new experience or to see how I can handle a change.  I enjoy the process of asking the questions, checking my feelings (or in this case checking them at the door) and holding on for the ride.  Last year, I decided to start training to race …

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[11 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Last weekend we had planned to go up and hike Mt. Whitney with some really good friends. Monique and I were keen on a run back to the cars but all bets were off… I never get to cash in on my “wins”anyhow. We even had some killer routes to ride after near Bishop into the Sierras. Some of the climbs there are the real deal! However, we decided to put pull out because we are just starting to catch up from our last …

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[3 Aug 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

What have you done for me lately? That is what I keep asking myself. However, I am not asking what I have done for myself but rather for the one asking the question. Its easy to get “busy” and not be productive. I can trick myself into being efficient without being effective. Racing offers a unique look into our preparations and is just one of the reasons I love the process of training and racing. I have been taking notes…
I can be efficient all day …

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[26 Jul 2010 | 5 Comments | ]

After a few weeks of “camping”(blog post still in edit mode!) Monique and I got to spend our first weekend in six weeks at home. It was a welcomed change and I found that I had some of my best quality training sessions right out of our front door this week. Another lesson learned from the training camps!
I finished up the last week of my cowboy style base training and this week I start the official Gordo plan to Kona. I have kept it pretty simple with …

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[29 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

“Understanding motivation is important because it is an essential part of any negotiation. Many jobs require negotiation with others – athletics requires negotiation with one’s self!” –Gordo Byrn

I really had to examine why I was trying to get back into an Xterra, trying to get to Worlds again to qualify to do “the double” and why I was dreaming of attempting “the triple”. I could negotiate some pretty interesting deals with work and figure a way around the travel and money to get there but could I find the …

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[23 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

The last couple of weeks have been an interesting learning experience. I made some good decisions, some bad decisions and fortunately had some luck along the way. When we got back from Hawaii we had a few days to unpack get caught up on work and then the plan was to get out to Boulder early for the Endurance Corner camp. That should have been enough stress travel to hold us over! Somewhere in my overzealous excitement to race, I added a for a layover in …

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[9 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Instead of driving over 20 hours this weekend to a race that we just got keen on and signed up for the same week..Monique and I opted to stay home and enjoy a quite weekend with the animals.
Saturday, we slept in, had a good breakfast and rolled over to the start of the Playa Del Run in Huntington Beach(down the street). A few friends were out to race from OC Multisports and Nova doing the aquathon and run. I opted for the 1 mile open water swim and …

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[1 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

There has been a lot of change going on in my life over the last couple of weeks…and more on the way. “Change is inevitable. Change is constant”. Some of it driven from myself and some that is much further upstream but I am embracing it as much as I can to influence the drift.
The last few weeks Monique and I have been out on trails and enjoying finding some new routes right in our own backyard. The glow of summer is here but the heat …

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[17 May 2010 | One Comment | ]

The last few weekends I have been back on the trail and loving it. I really did not feel “wipe out” after the Ironman and maybe it all just didn’t sink in yet. Dang…I’m going to Kona to race. Cool. The week after was just slow “keep moving” activities and I was banking on the play it safe side although I felt like I wanted to HAMMER. Monique and I started last weekends activities early with a hike out at El Moro with some good old …

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[9 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Jordan Team has been on THE Mountain traveling between base camps and living life at about 20,000 feet. They are all looking good and amazingly have keep up the social life on the web. . . technology! We are watching and inspired by our friends and have been stoked to follow along on the progress. You can too! Check them out at http://www.jordanromero.com/
This is a big from Jordan’s website about his dream to summit.
My Dream to Climb the 7 Summits

This is starting to feel like …